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DVD Review: Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain is a pretty decent film. At first I thought that the entire premise was a bit weird because the main characters, Ada (Nicole Kidman) and Inman (Jude Law) barely kiss before he goes off to fight for the Confederate Army, but despite this fact, they are completely obsessed with each other and the film follows his vehement struggles ... Read More »

American Idol Premiere Review

Watching American Idol is like watching Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze audition for the Chippendales, only it’s the real deal. As in the SNL sketch, the judges on American Idol are very honest with their opinions. I know a few people that don’t watch the show because the judges are “so cruel,” but I would argue that the judges are ... Read More »

Lost

This is going to be a TV show that people will be talking about for a long time! I had been hearing about this show and decided to check it out last night. I read up on the past episodes (http://abc.go.com/primetime/lost/show.html) and so was prepared to jump into the action mid-season. WOW. This is an amazing show. It was so ... Read More »

Jodi Picoult’s Keeping Faith and The Pact

Having tons of time to read on the train but little idea about what I would enjoy, I gave Jodi Picoult a try based on a recommendation by Stephen King. No, we’re not buddies, I found his endorsement of this author online. I read Keeping Faith a few weeks ago and have just finished The Pact. This is not great ... Read More »

You Shall Know Our Velocity

You Shall Know Our Velocity (YSKOV) by Dave Eggers, intrigued me. It is full of deep thoughts, interwoven themes and psychological questions about the meaning of life, death and relationships – but interestingly, is written in an easy going, road trip style that surprisingly holds many comic moments. The first sentence: “Everything within takes place after Jack died and before ... Read More »